Patterson, Floyd, 1935-2006, American boxer, b. Waco, N.C. He was brought up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was sent to the Wiltwyck School at Esopus, N.Y., an institution for emotionally disturbed boys, where he first began to box. As an amateur he won 40 of 44 fights, climaxing his career by winning (1952) the Olympic middleweight championship. As a professional, he lost only one fight before knocking out Archie Moore (1956) to become, at 21, the youngest man to win the heavyweight title. He successfully defended his title four times before losing it to Ingemar Johansson, of Sweden, in 1959. Patterson knocked out Johansson a year later to become the first man ever to regain the heavyweight title. In Sept., 1962, Patterson lost the championship to Sonny Liston by a first-round knockout. Despite the defeat, Patterson continued to box, finally retiring in 1972. Once director of New York state's off-track betting, he became a trainer in the 1990s.
Floyd, Carlisle (Carlisle Sessions Floyd, Jr.), 1926-, American composer, b. Latta, S.C., grad. Syracuse Univ. (B.A., 1946; M.A., 1949). His reputation rests on his operas, for which he writes both music and libretto. Best known is his award-winning Susannah (1955), a dramatic folk opera with profound ethical implications that draws on his Southern background. Debuting in New York in 1956, it had become a classic by the time it was finally performed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1999. Floyd's style is generally conservative, melodic, and lyrical, though also increasingly complicated and eclectic. He has often based his plots on novels, including Wuthering Heights (1958) and Willie Stark (1982). Other operas include Bilby's Doll (1976), The Passion of Jonathan Wade (1962; rev. 1991), and Cold Sassy Tree (2000). Floyd also has written nonoperatic choral pieces, e.g., Citizen of Paradise (1993) and A Time to Dance (1994), and is a conductor and noted teacher.
Floyd, John Buchanan, 1807-63, U.S. Secretary of War (1857-60) and Confederate general, b. Smithfield, Va. After failing as a lawyer and cotton planter in Arkansas, he returned to Virginia and practiced law at Abingdon. He served (1847-48, 1855) in the state assembly and was governor (1849-52). His cabinet post was a reward for aiding in James Buchanan's successful campaign for the presidency. Though a states' rights man, Floyd opposed secession. He maintained that Major Robert Anderson's removal from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor was contrary to his orders. When President Buchanan refused to allow him to order Anderson back, Floyd resigned and became an ardent secessionist. The President, meanwhile, had requested his resignation because of irregular and unauthorized practices in the War Dept., which involved an apparent loss of $870,000. Feeling was bitter against Floyd in the North, although the belief that before he resigned he had conveniently transferred large quantities of arms to Southern arsenals has since been discounted. However, his inefficient administration of the War Dept. certainly was no help to the Union later. As a Confederate brigadier general in the Civil War, serving first under Lee in the western section of Virginia, Floyd was equally incompetent. After his defeat at Fort Donelson, Jefferson Davis, who nursed an old quarrel with Floyd, removed him from command.
Floyd, William, 1734-1821, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Brookhaven, N.Y. His career in the Continental Congress (1774-77, 1778-83) was marked by conscientious service on the admiralty and treasury committees. As New York state senator (1784-88), he strongly advocated a practical and conservative financial policy. He was elected to Congress for one term, 1789-91.
Floyd is a city in Floyd County, Iowa, United States. The population was 361 at the 2000 census.


Floyd is located at (43.127494, -92.739628).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 361 people, 142 households, and 102 families residing in the city. The population density was 612.7 people per square mile (236.2/km²). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 249.5/sq mi (96.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.17% White, 0.55% Asian, and 0.28% from two or more races.

There were 142 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 108.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,096, and the median income for a family was $36,458. Males had a median income of $28,021 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,723. About 3.1% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.


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